COVID-19 Updates Include OK for Modified Summer Camp in Connecticut

I applaud the many teachers who’ve been going above and beyond throughout this crisis.

— Governor Ned Lamont (@GovNedLamont) May 5, 2020

On Tuesday Officer of Early Childhood commissioner Beth Bye announced that licensed summer camps in Connecticut will be allowed to open as of June 29, but under “very specific public health guidance.” Guidance for summer camps is expected on May 15.

Connecticut might allow in-person summer school in July, but plans have yet to be finalized, according State Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona.

The Governor announced updates on COVID-19 in Connecticut.

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 went up by 36, following nearly two weeks of decline.

The statewide total of hospitalizations is 1,500.

There were 448 more confirmed COVID-19 cases, with a total at 30,621.

There were an additional 77 deaths. The cumulative total is 2,633.

An additional 3,313 tests have been conducted, bringing the total across the state to  108,643.

Earlier in the day Governor Lamont announced that the remainder of the academic year schools would stay shut and children would continue distance learning.

He left open the hope for some sort of graduation for high school seniors with social distancing, but he said he did not recommend having all high schools in the state graduate on the same day.

That had been the idea shared by a group of parents of seniors in Connecticut who had offered to volunteer to coordinate a shared graduation date across the state on June 22. 

Connecticut officials continue to consider the best way to reopen schools in the fall.  Plans will incorporate mask use, class size and other health and safety considerations.

See also:

Governor Lamont Announces Schools Canceled for Remainder of Academic Year May 5, 2020

Lamont Says Statewide Graduation Day for Class of 2020 Might be “Ingenious” April 27, 2020